Ketil Malde ketil@ii.uib.no
21 Aug 2001 08:57:31 +0200

Mark Carroll <mark@chaos.x-philes.com> writes:

> Am I right in thinking that there aren't currently any standard libraries
> for converting values to bitstreams and back, to be saved in files or
> squirted over network sockets or whatever to be resurrected later or
> elsewhere?

Can you use Read and Show?  I mean, not ideal for all purposes, but
very standard.

> How do people normally efficiently pass complex Haskell
> data structures to other co-operating Haskell processes?

Well, 'efficiently' is a problem. :-)

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